Fisher F4 Metal Detector
with 11" Open Frame DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
The Fisher F4 metal detector features a waterproof 11" open frame search coil created with "Double D" technology to ensure maximum depth and incredible signal strength. Meanwhile the large digital face plate and easy-to-see push buttons put even the most advanced features at your fingertips!
An 11 segment digital target identification system will help you SEE your target BEFORE you start to dig - don’t bother with pull tabs when you can locate coins and rings! Operating at a 5.9kHz frequency, the Fisher F4 boasts FOUR search modes designed to help you sniff out treasure in any ground conditions! Search with "Auto Tune" for all metals, use "Discrimination" mode to manually tune out the metals you don’t want to detect, utilize the "pinpoint" feature to hone in on the smallest treasures and know exactly where to dig, or use "notch discrimination" to focus on gold, silver and other precious metals!
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*Please Note: The F4 was originally released with a push-on connector in January of 2010.
In June 2016, it was switched to the screw-on connector.
- Frequency : 5.9 kHz
- Warranty : 5 Year Limited
- Total Weight : 4.1 lbs (1.8 kgs)
- Audio : Built-in External Speaker and Headphone Jack
- Pinpoint :One Touch Pinpoint with Numeric Depth Readout
- Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 Target ID Scale Offers Increased Ability to Distinguish One Target’s Conductivity from Another
- Manufacturer Fisher
- SKU 12-F4
- Product Dimensions 28.50x10.00x6.25
- Hot Deal No
- Manufacturer SKU F4
- Product Type Metal Detectors
- Best for Beginner, Coin, Relic
Factory Included Accessories
- 11" Open Frame DD Search Coil
- Warranty Yes
- Detector Type All-Purpose
- Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
- Technology VLF Single Frequency
- Arm Rest Fixed
- Arm Rest Strap No
- Adjustable Shaft Yes
- Assembled Length Max (in) 51.5
- Assembled Length Min (in) 41.5
- Apps None
- GPS No
- Audio Tones Yes
- Depth Indication Yes
- Control Box Mount Standard
- Frequencies 5.9 kHz
- Number of Frequencies 1
- Programmable Target Id Yes
- Target Id Segments 95
- Target Id Yes
- Threshold Adjustable
- Discrimination Adjustable
- Pinpoint Mode Yes
- Ground Balance Manual
- Vibration Mode No
- Search Modes 4
- Search Mode Types Auto Tune, Discrimination, Notch Discrimination, Pinpoint
- Search Flashlight No
- Display Type LCD
- Backlit Display No
- Volume Control No
- Headphone Jack 1/4"
- Bluetooth Compatible No
- Interchangeable Headphones Yes
- Battery Type 9-Volt
- Battery Quantity 2
- Battery Life (hr) 30 to 40 Hours
- Rechargeable System No
Fisher F4 Metal Detector
If it's in the Ground or in the Water a Fisher Metal Detector Will Find it!
Fisher’s latest model for their new F series metal detectors has once again set a new standard for affordability and features!
The Fisher F4 metal detector features a waterproof 11” open frame search coil created with “Double D” technology to ensure maximum depth and incredible signal strength. Meanwhile the large digital face plate and easy-to-see push buttons put even the most advanced features at your fingertips!
An 11 segment digital target identification system will help you SEE your target BEFORE you start to dig – don’t bother with pull tabs when you can locate coins and rings! Operating at a 5.9kHz frequency, the Fisher F4 boasts FOUR search modes designed to help you sniff out treasure in any ground conditions! Search with “Auto Tune” for all metals, use “Discrimination” mode to manually tune out the metals you don’t want to detect, utilize the “pinpoint” feature to hone in on the smallest treasures and know exactly where to dig, or use “notch discrimination” to focus on gold, silver and other precious metals!
The F4 features an adjustable discrimination and sensitivity, and the manual ground balance will allow you to detect in virtually ANYWHERE, as you can tune out even the toughest ground mineralization.
Finally, the F4 has FOUR audio tones to help you identify targets not only by what you see on the large screen, but the type of sound you hear! A five year warranty will ensure that you keep metal detecting with the Fisher F4 for as long as you want! This is truly another outstanding metal detector added to Fisher’s already renowned F series!
- 5 Year Warranty
- 11" Bi-Axial Search Coil
- Weight : 4.1 lbs (1.8 kgs)
- Operating Frequency : 5.9 kHz
- Batteries : (2) 9V
- 4-Tone Audio ID
- Battery Life : 40 Hours
- Numeric 0-99 Readout
- 11-Segment Digital Target ID
- Audio Output : 1/4" Headphone Jack
- Search Modes : 3 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
- Auto Tune, Discrimination, Notch, Pinpoint (with Numeric Depth Readout)
- Coin Depth Indicator
- Visual Target-ID by Category
- 3-Digit Numeric Target Value
- One-Touch "Zap" Immediately Eliminates Unwanted Targets
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Review by Nathanael S on March 24, 2016I have owned the Fisher F4 for 3 months now and am regretting the purchase. Since I am new to the hobby, I figured that spending $400 on a detector would sort through trashy areas better than this machine. The ground balancing knob is too loose and turns out of adjustment often. The pinpoint mode is very tricky and often has me digging for 30 minutes in the wrong direction. Aluminum cans or lids turn up as silver on the read-out as does copper tubing and hot wheels cars. I have gone through 3 pairs of 9volt batteries and still can't get used to the machine. I have watched videos, read the manual, and practiced repeatedly. I have found several clad coins as well as a silver quarter and two silver dimes but I am tired of digging aluminum and re-ground balancing this machine 3-5 times an hour. I have a blast using the machine, I just expected more. I would recommend doing more research in the $400 range before you settle on this machine. I can't give a recommendation for the Fisher F4 but I can recommend Kellyco for your purchase source. They have the best prices on the internet, and the customer service is fantastic. I give this detector 3 stars and believe that there is better out there for the same money.
Review by John G on October 24, 2013I lost my gold wedding ring last week in the backyard. I knew about where it was within about 100 ft but that is quite a large area. The grass was high and I didn't want to cut it for fear of hitting my ring. On top of that we got a few inches of snow last night. After figuring out how everything works I found the ring in about an hour. Even through the snow! I dug out a few old quarters and passed over several more knowing that they weren't the gold ring I was looking for. The pin point function was dead on and when I set the coil on the ground and it said "0" depth I knew I found it. This is a nice, lightweight detector that is easy to use and pretty sensitive. It was a lot cheaper than buying a new ring and looks like the start of a new hobby.
Review by Possum on May 1, 2010The Fisher F4 is good. I’ve had it for two days and already found a silver sixpence in my back garden and new pennies. It’s a good value for money.
Review by Reaction12000 on July 27, 2008The more I use it, the more I like it. I’m going from the threshold hunting analogs to a newer machine with digital target ID and silent search took a big leap of faith. I've had a lot of luck with my old analog White's but wanted to try a new machine and I'm happy to report, I'm NOT disappointed! It's been years since I've plucked nickels out of the ground as commonly as I do other clads. The ID on this detector is very reliable. Showing #32 on the digital display while knocking out the old style removable pull tabs. Pennies read a reliable #67-70 on the display and I choose to ignore those. Dimes are generally 70-73. I run it mostly in all metal discriminate modes with the 4" coil. Awesome! The detector is well built, lightweight and appears to be good on battery life. This is a great value.
My only complaints are:
There is a lack of a smooth finish on the bottom of the coil. The coarse texture (believe it or not) sticks to grass, especially the dry, freshly cut stuff. They should smooth out the bottom of the coil.
Pressing the pinpoint button a second time (to exit from all metal pinpoint mode) doesn't return you to the previous hunting mode.
The inability to save a custom notched mode. This is okay, because it probably kept the price of the detector within reason, so you have to press a few buttons. No big deal.
I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for these minor little annoyances. Pinpoint is excellent, with a little practice. Read the manual, it's very helpful by describing how to detune the detector to maximize pinpoint accuracy.
Overall, I am very happy. Haven't tried other new machines in the F4's price range, I can say it's the best, most bang for buck I have seen so far.
Review by Roger B on July 11, 2008The F4 is a new metal detector for Fisher Metal Detectors. It has a high quality gold anodized (adjustable height) shaft with a comfortable arm cup which reduces fatigue and lets you hunt longer. F4 comes with 2 outstanding search coils, the brand new 11” Double DD deep searching coil and an 8” concentric search coil for general treasure hunting. The LCD screen has all the information to identify your targets. It has target ID numbers from 0-99 to help you recognize many different types of targets. With a little practice in the field, you will learn to associate target values with the ID numbers as well as the 11 Icons on the top of the screen. Example: Silver objects will have a greater value while iron and pull tabs will have a lower value.
Ground balancing (to search on any type of soil) is fairly easy to do. Press the All Metal/Auto Tune touch pad, raise and lower the coil near the ground then adjust the ground knob until you no longer have any sound. You can discriminate out iron signals by simply pressing the PreSet DISC mode and also reject pull tabs and screw caps by using Notch Touch Pad. When used in All-Metal search mode and Target Discriminate search mode you will get both audio and visual target identification. I took the F4 and searched my test ground in one very clean location and found a nickel at 5 inches, a penny at 3 inches and another at 1 inch. I was pleased with these finds considering how many other detectors were also tested in this area.
The power source is only 2-9 volt batteries that can give you approximately 20 to 25 hours of detecting. The F4 has a single 6.8 KHZ frequency that will give you good depth up to 12 inches on a quarter with the 11” DD search coil and up to 9.5” with the 8” coil. Also available to use on the F4 are the optional 4” Gold Nugget coil for gold nuggets and smaller gold and silver coins and jewelry as well as the 10” Magnum coil. I would rate this detector 4 Stars.
Review by Kenneth T on April 14, 2008I have been metal detecting for almost 18 years and have seen a lot of growth in this hobby. I have had 8 different machines and have only had the Fisher F4 for several months. I have already found several nice rings and many coins. Some were of value but most are just new quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. This new metal detector has very good electronics and they are very accurate. I would highly recommend this machine to the novice as well as the everyday detectorist. It is very easy to use and the screen is very easy to read and also see. It is very easy to use the discrimination to help know which segment you are looking for from pull tabs which are like rings to nickel, pennies, and so forth. The sensitivity control is easy to adjust and it is very easy to understand how to use it and when to change it for deeper targets. The machine is also easy to ground balance and if you are hunting in an area that has a lot of trash you may have to manually balance it, but it is very simple. All you have to do is find an area where there is no junk and just pump and adjust the detector until it’s balanced. Also, this is important to do in heavy mineralized soils.
I have found several thousands of coins and a number of rings as well as other jewelry and antiques along with an old gun and some old horse shoes. I have also noticed with this machine that the notch touch pad has helped me from digging up unwanted thing such as nails, cans and other trash. I would like to say one more thing about this detector, and that is if the machine says there is a target and its 2 to 10 inches deep, you will find it at the level you are told to expect to find it. I would highly recommend that someone looking to buy a new detector would be wise to purchase a Fisher F4. They are very user friendly and most everyone will be happy with it. As I said at the beginning of this entry, I have been doing this for a number of years and have had many different detectors.
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